Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Highlights: Domestic benchmark indices ended the day deep in the negative territory. S&P BSE Sensex nosedived 870 points during the day while the Nifty 50 index gave up 14,650. Infosys, Tech Mahindra, and HCL Technologies were the top gainers on Sensex, followed by Bharti Airtel. Bajaj Finance and IndusInd Bank were the top drags, falling over 5% each, followed by SBI. India VIX, the volatility gauge surged as much a 16% to breach 23 levels again, however, the gauge cooled off before the closing bell to end at 21. Among sectoral indices, Nifty IT and Nifty metal were the only indices to record gains.
With India witnessing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the growth outlook for the economy still remains intact. Nomura said that its baseline projection for FY22 GDP growth is 13.5% on-year, up from an estimated -7.4% in FY21. Nomura said that the second wave is hitting the high-frequency data such as mobility and traffic, especially in the worst-affected state of Maharashtra. “In our view, since the second wave started only towards the end of March, and as the economy normalised rapidly in January and February, the second wave is unlikely to have a major impact on Q1 GDP growth, and our estimate of 1.0% on-year appears reasonable,” the report said. However, a prolonged second wave with increased restrictions, according to Nomura, could have an impact on Q2 numbers.